New head for Banora
BANORA Point High has a new principal on the block.
Only a week into the job, June Rogan is looking forward to taking the school to new heights.
"It is only four years old and I have a chance to build it into a fantastic school," Ms Rogan said.
A principal for the past 10 years at Dorrigo and Westport high schools in Grafton, Ms Rogan said she would bring experience, enthusiasm and leadership to the job.
"This is the first year our students would be sitting the School Certificate exam," she said. "We are focusing on that as well preparing for the Higher School Certi- ficate in 2008 and 2009."
Ms Rogan said the school's motto, Reach for the Stars, encouraged everyone to accept new challenges and pursue excellence in all things.
Forging stronger connections with the local community was a top priority, she said.
"I look forward to working with parents and community to ensure that all students have a great variety of learning experiences.
"And to give the students the opportunity to be the best that they can be in academic, sporting, cultural and social areas."
Ms Rogan, who is originally from a rural background, said she was looking forward to learning to live in a large city after many years in small communities.
"The North Coast is very scenic and I love the waters," she said.
? NEELIMA CHOAHAN